articles tagged "Brian Standing"

Hate Bugs? Want To Know If They Will Invade Wisconsin This Summer?

Monday, 8 April 2013 | buzz
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The snow is gone, the rain is here, and the bugs are coming! How bad will it be? And what can we expect in years to come? Zoologist Warren Porter brings us the latest on Wisconsin climate and wildlife. more »

Not Just The Bees: Bayer’s Pesticide May Harm Birds, Too

Monday, 8 April 2013 | buzz
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Mother Jones’ Tom Philpott joined the 8 O’Clock Buzz on Monday, April 8, 2013, to talk about Bayer’s pesticides, A pesticide that is mainstream in farming and agriculture, used because it is extremely effective in eliminating unwanted insects. However, studies show this pesticide is also responsible for harming bees and birds. more »

Monday Buzz Vox Pop Poem of the Week 4/8/2013

Monday, 8 April 2013 | buzz
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This week Taylor Scott, an undergraduate and First Wave poetry scholar at UW Madison, called in to the vox popline and left a poem message. Listen to Scott’s poem at the bottom of the page. more »

GIDEON’S ARMY, The Criminal Justice System On Display At The Wisconsin Film Festival

Monday, 8 April 2013 | buzz
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GIDEON’S ARMY follows the personal stories of Travis Williams, Brandy Alexander and June Hardwick, three young public defenders who are part of a small group of idealistic lawyers in the Deep South challenging the assumptions that drive a criminal justice system strained to the breaking point. more »

State’s GPS Tracking Of Offenders Is Falling Short

Monday, 1 April 2013 | buzz
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On April 1st, 2013, Mario Koran, from the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism, talked to WORT about how the state’s GPS tracking of offenders is falling short. After being released from prison many former inmates on parole wear a Global Positioning System (GPS) ankle monitor. A tracking device, which for some, will be around their ankle for the rest of their lives. In Koran’s investigation he finds that many GPS devices are continuously malfunctioning and notifying authorities that the former inmates are in violation of their parole. This then leads to a wrongful arrest and jail time. Listen to the entire interview below and read Mario Koran’s investigation here. more »

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